Regulation and Rulemaking
- Immediately after being sworn in as Florida's 45th Governor, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order No. 11-01 establishing the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (OFARR), and requiring approval by OFARR of all new regulatory activity proposed by state agencies under the direction of the Governor and review of all existing rules.
- In its first three months of operation, OFARR reviewed more than 11,000 regulations and, with the help of other agencies, targeted more than 1,000 regulations that could be repealed.
On April 8, 2011, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 11-72, which reaffirms OFARR's critical role in ensuring common sense and accountability in state regulation.
Executive Order 11-72, Section 3.1 states, in part, that OFARR shall:
(1) Review proposed and existing rules and regulations to ensure that they do not:
(a.) unnecessarily restrict entry into a profession or occupation;
(b.) adversely affect the availability of professional or occupational services to the public;
(c.) unreasonably affect job creation or job retention;
(d.) place unreasonable restrictions on individuals attempting to find employment;
(e.) impose unjustified costs on business; or
(f.) impose an unjustified overall cost and economic impact, including indirect cost to consumers.
Read the entire order.
Existing Rules and Regulations
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Questionnaire used by agencies
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What are the 2011 results of Governor Scott's review of all existing agency rules?
Agency Responses to the 2011 Analytical Questionnaire
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Summary Reports of the 2011 Rule Review
Browse reports showing which rules and statutes agencies recommended for repeal or revision.
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Proposed Rules and Regulations
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2015a Rule Notification Report - (Updated weekly)
2014b Rule Notification Report - (July – December 2014)
2014a Rule Notification Report - (January – June 2014)
2013b Rule Notification Report (July – December 2013)
2013a Rule Notification Report (January – June 2013)
2012 Rule Notification Report - (July - December 2012)
2012a Rule Notification Report (January – July 2012)
2011 Rule Notification Report (August – December 2011)
2011b Rule Authorization Report (July – August 2011)
2011a Rule Authorization Report (January – July 2011)
Other Relevant Websites
- Florida Administrative Weekly and Florida Administrative Code
- Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (Also known as f.a.l.c.o.n.)
- Florida Legislature's Online Sunshine